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jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3532
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post

Thought I'd start a new thread to showcase my Grateful dead tribute 'Wildflower Seed'. Here's a youtube link to an outdoors gig we played in April to a pretty mixed bunch - heads, bikers, crusties and schoolkids. Was pretty cold that night. Some folk lit fires on the hillside which our 'Jerry' points out to me at about 1:30.
Next gig will be 4th July at 'Wake the Lakes', a Harley owners weekend in Cumbria.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3533
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post

And another clip - scarlet and fire . Same night earlier on.

Graeme
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11342
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

Cool video! It sounds like the audio must have come straight off the board; very clear, and great bass tone.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3534
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:12 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave. You're right, our guitarist had his Zoom h2 plugged into the desk so he got a pretty good recording of the whole night - about 3 hours worth. Sadly, these two clips are the only video. I'd have preferred the camera crew to have moved around a bit - you can barely tell we have a drummer :-) My sound is Post EQ from a fender TBP-1 preamp. It's a bit woolly in places so I'll be going back to the Mesa Mpulse for the next gig and hopefully it'll brighten the top end a bit.

Graeme
dead_head
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Username: dead_head

Post Number: 3
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 9:12 pm:   Edit Post

Very Nice, Graeme. The audio sounded great!

Rob
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3545
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 5:14 am:   Edit Post

looking forward to friday's gig at the cumbria harley owner's 'Wake the Lakes' rally. I'll be taking both my fretted MK DX and fretless rogue. This time I'm taking my Mesa Mpulse 600 instead of the fender pre/power set up. Speakers are Mesa 212PH and 210PH. We'll be camping over the weekend inspite of the very wet forecast. Hopefully Someone (Mrs Jacko) will get some photos of the night.

Graeme
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3490
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 5:21 am:   Edit Post

Sounds of fun to be had ! Have a great time . I look forward to the pictures .

Wolf
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11401
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 7:42 pm:   Edit Post

Please extend our appreciation to Mrs Jacko for any pics!
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3546
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

here we go.
The obligatory band shots - the screen behind was showing scenes from past HOG Wake the Lakes events..

band2

here's one showing just how heavy those Alembic basses can get :-)

band3

All American boy...

rig

Despite drinking till the early hours this lot very kindly woke us at 7am revving up their steeds.

bikes

All in all, a very nice bunch (around 400 in total) who were more than happy to chat about Bikes, Beer and Basses. Brother paul would have loved it.

Graeme
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3508
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

Graeme, Kool ! The pics bring back my own old memories of such events and runs that I my self participated in as a musician and other times also as a Harley-Davidson owner and enthusiast.

There was never a dull moment ____ . Too this day I feel fortunate to have had so many POSITIVE ___ life experiences with such an extremely diverse and eclectic variety of human beings in the span of this lifetime. AND __ that's not all you also get _______& _________ & _________ as a special order bonus!
( the blanks are future positive life experiences yet to appear ! )

Wolf ___
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3551
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 3:13 am:   Edit Post

We're opening the Audio Soup festival this friday in the scottish borders. On at 6pm and playing an hour at most. I'm being provided a markbass head and 2x10 cab so I'm not expecting too much as far as tone goes, never having liked the sound of markbass.

Graeme
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11427
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 9:46 am:   Edit Post

Graeme, I just looked at the festival lineup; the only band on the list I've ever heard of is Wildflower Seed. So I'm guessing they're the headliners.

:-)

Have fun!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3555
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

Audio Soup was interesting. They couldn't find a step-down adaptor for the generator so we were very late going on. Also the marquee across the field was playing some Ibiza/Techno rubbish which was loud enough to overpower some of our quieter moments. The small audience we had were very appreciative and someone even complemented my playing and noted that the Alembic basses added a certain authenticity that most dead tribute acts were missing :-)

audiosoup

The following saturday (my birthday) we played a good 3 hours at the troqueer arms in Dumfries. Sadly this clashed with the county's 'Wickerman' festival so again, the audience was quite small but the ones that came loved the music so we'll no doubt be asked back.
In true 'dead' fashion we're now on a hiatus (hopefully just till september).

graeme
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3565
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 4:30 am:   Edit Post

we received a request from Stash radio in germany for some tunes so we've sent them recordings from the Dumfriess gig.
Live broadcast will be on 9 September 10-12 PM CET on Radio FSK:
93,0 MHz antenna - 101,4 MHz cable (Hamburg and vicinity)
www.fsk-hh.org/livestream (everywhere in the world)
Or a bit later on www.stash-radio.de/archiv.htm (mp3 download)
Additionally on 18 September 6-8 PM CET on Radio Weser.TV in
Bremerhaven (www.radioweser.tv).

fame at last. Hopefully it'll generate enough interest to get us onto some european festivals next year.

next gig will be September 20th at the Tibbie Shiels inn somewhere in the Scottish Borders. It's a bit out of the way.

Graeme
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3582
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 5:26 am:   Edit Post

Saturday evening we'll be playing our first 'post referendum' gig at tibbie Shiels inn in the Scottish Borders. Should be interesting as the band are split 4 - 2 on the independence issue.
Tibbie festival2.jpg

Graeme
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3607
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 5:03 am:   Edit Post

friday evening we'll be playing at the Reivers Bar in Galashiels in the Scottish borders(9pm start) Then Saturday we're heading down to Birmingham to play at the Summer of Love Christmas Party at the British Oak.

sol party

Hoping to spot Jazzyvee at the soundcheck :-)

Graeme
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4300
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post

Sure Graeme I will be there and will bring the Series II bass for you to try out, the Dragon and since your guys play stratocasters, I could bring my alembicised Fender Strat with alembic pickups and bass & treble electronics. Maybe it will help them consider getting some alembic activators for their strats.
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3608
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:35 am:   Edit Post

looking forward to it Vee. We're hoping to be there between 4 and 5 - can't get into the room to set up till after 4 anyway.

Graeme
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1809
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post

Sweet poster! Have a great gig and a happy meet-up, lads!

Mike

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